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Olivia2007 Tue 04-Apr-17 10:20:07

I'm having problems finding a bra P my 9 year old is a 30DD. All the bras are padded. I was looking for a non padded and non sores bra in her size but can't find one. Does anyone have any ideas of where to look?

Gileswithachainsaw Tue 04-Apr-17 10:24:02

First up where did you get her measured. 30 seems quite a large back measurement for a child maybe get that double checked before you buy any more?

Olivia2007 Tue 04-Apr-17 10:31:54

Marks and Spencer's. I first got her measured last summer she was a 28C and then yesterday and she's a 30dd. All the bras she tried on she said was comfortable so I think the size is correct. I just doing like the padding.

Gileswithachainsaw Tue 04-Apr-17 10:38:36

I'm not an expert but M&s are slammed on here for their poor measuring id take her to John Lewis.

What is it you don't like about the padding? Under see through school shirts and polyester pe kits id assume it was more comfortable to prevent rubbing and a bit of protection from the cold.

However Amazon stock some non padded bras so take a look smile

Is definitely get her measured somewhere else first.

Olivia2007 Tue 04-Apr-17 10:39:57

Ok thank you. I will do

Gileswithachainsaw Tue 04-Apr-17 10:54:26

How about these. They don't look overly padded

steppemum Tue 04-Apr-17 11:17:24

to check the back measurement it is really easy. Just measure her around where her bra strap would go. If she is 28 inches, then she wears a 28 inch bra. If 29 inches, then you can go up or down to 28 or 30 inch whichever is most comfortable.

The cup sizes increase with back sizes, so a C cup in a size 30 is much smaller thn a C cup in a size 34.

Unless she is very unusual, a 30 DD does not seem like the right size for a 9 year old.

my dd is now 12, and has been wearign something since she was about 9. She started with sporty crop tops, which gave a surprising amount of support and didn't look too bra like, which she wanted.

We have really struggled to find nice girl's bras that she will wear. The shops say no underwires for young girls, but when I reaserched it, that was basically because if it is a bad fit the wires will dig in, which is not good for you. dd actually find the soft underwires better, as she doesn't like the feel of a tight strap.

One big problem we have is that she will only consider plain white or beige. No frills, no colour, no bows etc. And to be fair, anything other than plain shows under school tops.

KikiDeliversCakes Tue 04-Apr-17 11:25:03

We have these John Lewis ones that do come in 30DD, they come in several colours too. But I too would check the sizing as sizes are not consistent across brands / styles. And my teens prefer a little bit of padding because it's more "modest" through thin white school shirts confused

FretYeNotAllIsShiny Tue 04-Apr-17 11:27:03

I found Primark really good for bras, they have some t-shirt bras that are in a wide range of sizes and with no underwire. They are slightly padded, in that they are thicker than just a lace or material cup, but not padded to make the breast appear bigger. They come in white and black and possibly nude. One of my girls wears those and the other prefers sports bras.

Olivia2007 Tue 04-Apr-17 12:06:54

Thank for the info. I will get her remeasured for a 2nd opinion but I did just google how to measure your bra size and when I did that the size seems correct and the bra I brought yesterday in m&s fits her and she said it's comfortable.

olderthanyouthink Tue 04-Apr-17 12:12:59

OP its still recommended to as inches to the under bust measurement, this is a remnant from the olden days before stretchy bras. You just need to measure her under bust and round up or down if the number is odd.

For reference I'm 21, 5'4", size 6 and wear a 28D. I have pretty small boobs.

For a normal sized 9 year old your probably going to struggle to get a band small enough I would think. (I've not clue why preteen/teen bras start at 30/32, even VS models aren't that big)

tireddotcom72 Tue 04-Apr-17 12:22:57

My 13 year old is a 30dd and has huge boobs! She is 5 ft 2 and wears size 6/8. It seems very big for a 9 year old

tireddotcom72 Tue 04-Apr-17 12:25:04

And she is only a 30dd because we couldn't get a 28e anywhere which was what she measured.

olderthanyouthink Tue 04-Apr-17 12:54:21

Tired I wear a Panache Adour mostly and they 28D-G. Check on eBay for discounted one to try out.

Olivia2007 Tue 04-Apr-17 13:05:51

My daughter isn't small. Her height is 170cm and she's a 4/6 in clothes.

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